IAgrE appoint new CEO

IAgrE have appointed Edward Hansom as its new CEO

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers have announced the appointment of Edward Hansom, BEng CEng MIMechE, as the next CEO of the Institution, with effect from September 2019. He succeeds retiring CEO Alastair Taylor on 1st September 2019.

Edward is a Chartered Engineer, with a background in mechanical and production engineering and was a Marine Engineer Officer with the Royal Navy. He has over 20 years’ experience of leading teams within Professional Engineering Institutions, including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).

Edward will bring an extensive knowledge of membership and professional matters to the IAgrE. He has led the development of Professional Standards (including Engineering Council registrations), Accreditation and Continuing Professional Development, with special focus on increasing Institution membership and membership benefits.

Edward has worked with national bodies, industry, academia, and international organisations; including representation at a strategic level with organisations such as the UK Governmental departments, the Engineering Council, the Science Council and the International Maritime Organisation.

Commenting on his appointment Ed said, “I am honoured to be taking up the appointment of Chief Executive for IAgrE. I am very much looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that will come with the job and to build up on the excellent work Alastair has done during his tenure.”

Edward Hansom